Advanced Vault supports D2D for 64-bit operating systems

By Kevin Komiega

-- Advanced Vault's disk-to-disk (D2D) backup appliances are designed to replace complicated manual tasks with automated data protection and recovery. Today, the company announced that it is extending those capabilities to include support for 64-bit operating systems.

The company's family of Vault data backup-and-recovery systems now provide support for 64-bit editions of Windows, Linux, Mac, and FreeBSD operating systems.

Nick Roumi, Advanced Vault's director of technology, says the enhancements should appeal to small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for whom the lack of secure data protection has been a barrier to moving to 64-bit operating systems.

The Vault appliance family is available in four models:

  • Vault 500 – a single-drive device with 500GB of capacity and RAID 0;
  • Vault 1500 – a 1U rack-mount appliance with up to 1.5TB in a RAID-5 configuration;
  • Vault 3000 – a 1U rack-mount unit with up to 3TB and RAID 5; and
  • Vault 7000 – a 2U system with up to 7TB of capacity, RAID 5 and redundant power supplies.

All of the Vault appliances dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and remote replication software.

Advanced Vault's appliances also include continuous data protection (CDP) software for servers and desktops in mixed platform environments. The system captures, encrypts, and compresses data for secure transmission to an off-site appliance as soon as data changes, or based on advanced scheduling.

With CDP, data recovery is available as soon as a backup is completed, and data can be recovered from a centralized Web console. Users can choose the most recent version of data to recover or can restore multiple versions of data protected by the appliances. Data can be recovered from local or remote appliances for added protection.

Advanced Vault also provides bare-metal recovery (BMR) agents that support server and desktop recovery and both physical and virtual data migrations.

According to Roumi, Advanced Vault's pricing separates its appliances from some competitors. Vault appliances can be purchased at a single, one-time cost with additional per-agent perpetual licenses. The approximate entry price for the 500GB Vault 500 is $1,495, with server agents priced from $295 and desktop agents from $145.

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This article was originally published on July 28, 2008